I met you in the chat room one evening and was planning to purchase your book at Camp Widow. Instead, I decided I'd rather read it before meeting you and I'm so happy I did. Haven't finished it just yet - it takes me so much longer to read a book these days - but I love your writing. While my experience is nothing like yours, I am thoroughly enjoying your book. I've cried with you, gotten angry with you, laughed with you ... and I'm currently at the "dating Brian" point.
Guess it depends on your definition of Newbie, I'm 16 months out from my loss, and I've been here on the site for a while now, so I don't really think of myself as new. You're actually an example of something I was chatting about on here earlier, that there are a few widows in the "born in the 60's" group that just look way to young in their pictures to fall into the category.
Yes! I'm so glad, too... there's so much I'd like to post on FB that's widow related but it seems too depressing to share with the rest of the free world. For instance, is it a symptom of widowhood to become a manic-depressant? Never been diagnosed, but my ups and downs have been so extreme lately that I'm beginning to wonder! =S